Education ministry woes far from over

Richard Matlhare
Richard Matlhare

The loans recovery predicament at the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) is far from over, the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) heard on Monday.

Challenges reign supreme in collections processes for MoESD, which intends to tighten tertiary sponsorship contracts as well as lobby for a legislation to enable information gathering from third parties.  Currently, attempts to access information from banks on their clients that could assist in tracking beneficiaries continue to hit a snag, according to authorities at MoESD.

Permanent secretary in the education ministry, Richard Matlhare told PAC that they are facing challenges due to improper tracking systems, exacerbated by inadequate alumni information from higher education providers.

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